Singapore University of Social Sciences

Citizenship, Identity and Cultural Diversity

Citizenship, Identity and Cultural Diversity (PSS203)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Humanities & Social Sciences

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


PSS203 Citizenship, Identity and Cultural Diversity examines the construction and maintenance of identity and cultural differences in the context of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Students will explore the connection between identity, culture, diversity, representation and racism, and learn how these concepts affect harmony and security. This course discusses the impact of global mobility, the opportunities and security challenges. The differing opinions of migrants and new citizens, the processes placed in assimilating them with the host community, the challenges related to different ethnic, cultural, language, religious groups will be highlighted as well. This course allows students to form their opinion on concepts such as global citizenship, social inclusion and governance. They will also be able to explore strategies and policies intended to develop unity and maintenance of cultural diversity.

Level: 2
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: -


  • Introduction to citizenship
  • Theoretical aspects of citizenship
  • Race, nation and belonging
  • Colonialism, racialization and theories of racism
  • Regulations related to citizenship
  • Transnational migration
  • Multiculturalism and national identity
  • Developing a Singapore identity
  • Cultural diversity
  • Cultural responsiveness
  • Social harmony and cohesion
  • Stakeholders and partnerships

Learning Outcome

  • Appraise the basic concept of citizenship
  • Classify the theoretical framework related to migration
  • Summarise the policies on cultural diversity
  • Explore the potential dangers related to migration and cultural diversity
  • Examine the challenges in developing a Singaporean identity
  • Formulate strategies to better assimilate new citizens
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